Thursday, June 12, 2014

EEOC Sues United Health Programs of America and Parent Company for Religious Discrimination

Press Release

June 11, 2014

Company Coerced Participation in Religious Activities and Fired Employees Who Opposed Them, Federal Agency Charges
NEW YORK - A Syosset, N.Y.-based health network violated federal law when it forced employees to take part in religious activities in the workplace and fired employees who opposed such activities, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit announced today. Such alleged practices violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination based on religion.

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